23/08/2019

No Green Cards Needed For Drivers In No-Deal Brexit

Irish drivers will not be required to have a Green Card in the event of a no-deal Brexit, it has emerged.

The internationally recognised insurance document provides proof to law enforcement agencies that a valid motor insurance policy is in place.

The Motor Insurers' Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) had cautioned that Green Cards would be required for all Irish-registered vehicles travelling in the UK, including Northern Ireland.

It has since been confirmed, however, that valid insurance discs will serve as proof of insurance when travelling across the border and further in the UK.

Green Cards would still be needed for UK-registered vehicles travelling in European Union countries in the event of a no-deal Brexit, meaning the issue remains for motorists from Northern Ireland wishing to travel in Ireland.

Many insurance companies have already began distributing the Green Cards.



(JG/CM)

Related Irish News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

23 October 2008
Insurance Premiums To Rise By 10%
A leading consultancy firm has said car owners should expect to see car insurance premiums jolt upwards by up to 10%. In their annual Motor Insurance Survey, Deloitte said nearly 90% of Irish motor insurance companies said that they expect to increase premiums in 2009.
17 January 2019
'Green Card' System To Be Rolled Out For Cross-Border Drivers
People driving across the border between the Republic of Ireland and the UK, including Northern Ireland, will be required to purchase a 'Green Card' in the event of a no-deal Brexit. As an internationally recognised insurance document, the cards will provide proof of the minimum compulsory motor insurance cover required by the country visited.
28 May 2014
UHI Would Exceed Water Charges, Says Union
Universal Health Insurance (UHI) would cost Irish families far more than property tax or planned water charges, according to the IMPACT union.
04 July 2017
Officials Carry Out Raids At Motor Insurance Companies
A series of raids have taken place across insurance companies, brokers and representative bodies in the motor industry.
20 January 2020
Offence Of Blasphemy Abolished In Ireland
The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, has announced the commencement of the Blasphemy (Abolition of Offences and Related Matters) Act 2019 which abolishes the offence of blasphemy.